Helena Raskob Arts Institute Offers Music Lessons in the Patio
The Patio at Archmere is the home of The Helena Raskob Arts Institute. Founded in 2021, the purpose of the Institute is to educate members of the Archmere community and greater local, regional, and national communities in music and the fine arts, in a historic setting that is in itself a rich subject for learning, preservation, and restoration. Led by Mary Ellen Schauber, the Arts Institute encompasses several groups, each with specific objectives and interests, but all related to the preservation and understanding of music and the fine arts.
Beginning in September 2021, the Institute began to offer individual music lessons to Archmere students on campus in the Patio. Lessons are offered in piano, voice, and organ. For students with a specific interest in other instrumental lessons, the institute director will work to identify a teacher who might be available to join the studio at Archmere.
Teachers invited to work with the institute are established teaching artists in the community, and university students developing private teaching studios.
Students arrange lesson times and fees directly with teachers. The director schedules the days and times available for each teacher coming to The Patio, and assigns the rooms and spaces to be used for each lesson. The studio program includes a chamber music element, enabling orchestra students to have an on-campus opportunity to develop chamber music skills through The Institute. Interested students already taking lessons in strings, woodwinds, and brass instruments will receive coaching for various chamber ensembles and be offered performance opportunities at Archmere. Music interaction between students with teacher coaching of small ensembles would provide performance opportunities throughout the year. Private music lessons in piano and voice are currently available. Lessons in organ, given on the historic organ in The Patio, as well as lessons in other instruments, may be available upon request.
Parents and students interested in music lessons through the Helena Raskob Arts Institute may contact the director, Mary Ellen Schauber, email@example.com.